Chico Natural Foods Cooperative is a growing, dynamic, and diverse retail grocery that provides accessible natural and organic food to our community, knowledge and education to our customers, training to all our employees, and we embody leadership development within the business and throughout our community.

CNFC builds healthy communities. The people who choose to work at the Co-op constitute a vital community; one without which the Co-op would not remain operational. It is important to invest in the people who work here to keep that community thriving and financially healthy, through benefits and discounts, and by creating a generous yet accountable culture.

We strive to be one of the best places to work in Chico!  It is our goal to pay more than minimum wage for our entry level wage, making the Co-op a financially attractive place to work. Our entry level positions will start at a minimum of $12.60 per hour (Chico's Living Wage based on FT status) after successful completion of our 3-month introductory period.

Produce Clerk

Summary of Responsibilities: Assists with the daily tasks in the Produce Department including: prepping produce, stocking and receiving orders, culling produce to maintain quality, ensuring accurate signage, creating displays and following produce handling guidelines.  In addition, this position answers customer questions and helps customers in their selection or ordering of produce. Must be able to lift up to 50 – 60 lbs.

This is a part-time hourly position, approximately 12-26 hours per week with the ability to be somewhat flexible. General availability includes:  early morning and/or mid-day shifts throughout the week and on weekends. This position generally starts at $12.35 per hour (intro period) and will receive additional benefits. Please submit a completed CNFC Application to be considered. Download job description here.

Closes: Application review will begin immediately and remain open until filled.

Floor Supervisor

Summary of Responsibilities: This position ensures the highest level of service possible to Chico Natural Foods Cooperative’s customers.  Working under the direction of the Floor Manager, a Floor Supervisor’s main responsibility is to oversee the daily operations of the store and monitor the flow between departments.  This position provides on-floor leadership to staff, as well as handles emergencies as they arise.  The Floor Supervisor works to ensure store operations drive an optimum customer service experience. The Floor Supervisor works to ensure that each customer feels welcome, their needs are well attended to, and their service expectations are exceeded.

Minimum Experience:  Leadership or team experience 1 – 3 years; Retail or Cashier experience 1 – 3 years. Download job description here.

This is a full-time position, approximately 32 – 38 hours per week. Shifts generally evenings and weekends but may be flexible. Wage starts at $15.25 DOE. Please submit a completed CNFC Application to be considered.

Closes: Application review will begin immediately and remain open until filled.


When there is an open position , submit a completed application and submit by: mail to CNFC, 818 Main St., Chico, CA 95928; via email by attaching the application file to humanresources@chiconaturalfoods.coop; or drop off at the store.

Download our employment application here or you can find a copy in the store.

Those who appear to be the best fit (according to experience, skills, availability, etc.) may be called for a phone interview. Then those who appear to be a best fit after the phone interviews will be called to come in for a face-to-face interview.  If you are selected for the position, you will be asked to complete an authorization form for reference check, which is a requirement of employment and considered part of the application process.

If you would like to check in on your application, you may come by the store and fill out a check-in slip or email your check-in, letting us know you are still available and interested. Due to the high volume of applications for each open position, we do not accept follow up phone calls or respond to follow up emails. Applications are accepted for active job openings only.